American Woodworker A February

Solid and simple. This fence and stop-block system is a great upgrade for tablesaws, chop saws and other machines. A turn of the handle locks the stop on the fence. The micro-adjusting stop-block arm swings up out of the way when not in use.

Super Stop

Make this rock-solid stop block for precise repetitive cuts by Bob Moran

You don't need co sell woodworkers on the importance of stop blocks; we've all used them in one form or another to make repetitive cuts quickly and precisely. But factory-made fence and stop systems are expensive: You can easily pay $200 or more for a length of extruded aluminum and the adjustable stop that goes with it.

My shop-made fence and stop can do everything the manufactured versions can, and you won't pay more than about S20 for the wood and hardware required to build it. Unlike other stops I've used in the past—including some manufactured versions—my stop won't shift out of alignment when a work-piece butts against it. The stop adjusts

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